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Cephalexin (Generic) Oral Suspension for Dogs

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Description

Cephalexin is oral suspension medication prescribed by veterinarians to treat a variety of bacterial infections found in your dog's soft tissue, skin, and genitourinary tract. This FDA-approved liquid medication can be given to your dog with or without food and may also help to prevent secondary infections. Customers may receive this drug under the names Keflex, Keftab, Zartan, Daxbia.

Uses

Cephalexin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is used to treat susceptible bacterial infections throughout the body. 

Possible Side Effects

Lack of appetite, vomiting, or diarrhea may occur. Some pets may experience drooling, rapid breathing, rashes, excitability, or high fever but this is rare. Other side effects are possible, so alert your veterinarian immediately if you notice any unusual symptoms or behaviors.

Drug & Food Interactions

Aminoglycosides, Amphotericin B, and Probenicid may interact with Cephalexin. Other drug interactions may occur.  Always tell your veterinarian about any other medications or supplements your pet is taking before starting Cephalexin.

Precautions

Do not use in animals who are allergic to this class of antibiotics. Do not give Cephalexin to animals who are allergic to hypersensitive penicillins as they may have an adverse reaction. Use is not recommended in pregnant or lactating animals.

NOTE: For Generic Medications, picture displayed may not depict actual product. Generic medications may vary from one order to the next by size, color and shape depending on manufacturer. Customers may receive the same drug under the names Keflex, Keftab, Zartan, Daxbia.

Also available in capsules.

  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    146582
  • Generic Name
    Cephalexin
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    Rilexine, Keflex, Keftab, Zartan, Daxbia
  • For Use With
    Dogs
  • Administration Form
    Oral
  • Product Form
    Suspension
  • Health Condition
    Respiratory Infections, Urinary Tract Infections (UTI), Skin Infections
  • Drug Type
    Antibiotic
Ingredients
Ingredients

Active Ingredient: 250 mg in 5 mL cephalexin. Inactive Ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, FD & C red no. 40, sodium benzoate, strawberry flavor, sucrose, xanthan gum.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

Dogs: 10-30 mg/kg, every 6 to 12 hours orally.

Storage Instructions

After mixing with water, the oral suspension should be kept in the refrigerator and any unused portion should be discarded after 14 days. Shake well before use.

FAQ

What is Cephalexin Oral Suspension?

A broad-spectrum antibiotic in treating infections of soft tissue, skin, and genitourinary tract in dogs and cats.

What are the benefits of Cephalexin Oral Suspension?

  • FDA-approved for treating susceptible infections of soft tissue, skin, and genitourinary tract in dogs and cats.
  • Oral tablets.
  • Can prevent secondary infections.
  • May be administered with food in case GI upset occurs.

How is this medication given?

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Cephalexin Oral Suspension can be given with or without food. Give all of the cephalexin even if your pet appears to be better. Symptoms may improve before the infection is completely treated. Store capsules at room temperature away from moisture or heat. Store the liquid suspension in the refrigerator. Discard any unused liquid suspension after 14 days.

How does this medication work?

Cephalexin Oral Suspension is a cephalosporin antibiotic. Cephalosporin antibiotics suppress the growth of micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi, or protozoa.

What results can I expect?

Cephalexin Oral Suspension can be given with or without food. Give all of the cephalexin even if your pet appears to be better. Symptoms may improve before the infection is completely treated. Mild nausea, diarrhea, or yeast infection may be more likely to occur. Continue to give Cephalexin Oral Suspension and notify your veterinarian if these symptoms occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.

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